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Topic - Mary Lopuszynski
The U.S. Open doesn't tee off until next week, but Congressional Country Club already is buzzing with golf fans. Swarms of people poured through the gates Thursday seeking something other than lush fairways or premier golf; they came for the merchandise.
Mary Lopuszynski, who serves as the senior director of U.S. Open merchandising and helps coordinate the facility's operation, says the tent typically sees between 100,000 and 120,000 transactions over the course of 11 days.
"On a busier day, we might see upwards of 40,000 people come through," Lopuszynski said. "It gets so busy in here that even though we have 52 cash registers up front, it starts to back up on the floor and we have to close the doors and not let people in until it thins out."